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Country Manager

Naspers Labs is looking for a highly motivated person to launch Who’s Who in Kenya.

Who’s Who of Southern Africa (www.whoswhosa.co.za) is the leading reputation and professional networking platform in the Southern African region, featuring thousands of biographies across various fields of expertise.

Membership is free to all professionals, 18 years and older. We’re expanding to key territories in Africa, starting with Kenya.

The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial leader who can ensure maximum growth and efficiency for Who’s Who’s operations in Kenya.

Responsibilities:

  • Launch and operationally run Who’s Who in Kenya (based in Nairobi).
  • Grow the reputation and professional networking platform to that of a dominant position, meeting targets set by executive team.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate organization and staffing to effectively accomplish the goals and objectives; recruit, employ, train and manage staff.
  • Interact and report regularly with executive team to ensure that regional operational priorities are aligned with overall company direction.
  • Research, initiate and participate in content acquisition and marketing strategies to ensure product uptake and growth.
  • Liaise with community members (profile owners), as well as establish and network relationships with third parties.
  • Manage budget and oversee accounting/payroll functions.
  • Continually investigate and introduce process improvement measures and present suggestions for consideration.

    Experience & Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge of local market trends (online and offline), regulatory situation and competitors.
  • Proven experience in product development, deployment, marketing, growth and sustainability.
  • Experience in customer support and building loyalty, trust and customer relationships.
  • Experience in mobile, online and traditional marketing.
  • Working knowledge of PC and mobile based Internet and software applications.
  • Proven experience with organizational development, product strategy, process reengineering and cost analysis.
  • Budgeting and forecasting experience.

    Education:

  • A relevant graduate degree in Business (with Marketing) or Information Technology.
  • Programming knowledge will be advantageous.

    Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial and operational data and prepare business reports, projections, and recommendations.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Active internet community member with presence extending to global and regional social networking and professional networking sites.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

    If you meet the above requirements and would like to apply, please forward a comprehensive CV listing relevant skills and experience for attention of Minette Havemann to minette.havemann@media24.com quoting the reference CM/WWK/2011 in your subject line.

    Applications Close on 06 October

    Interviews will take place 10-13th October in Nairobi.

    Should you not hear from us within 1 month of the closing date, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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